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Thursday
Jan132011

Township Meeting for Newtown Township Residents - Billboards are Coming... 

Be there or be square...  At 7PM in the Newtown Township building on Feb 9, 2011, the Zoning Board is hearing arguments for/against billboards in Newtown Square by the Bartkowski Investment Group (known, infamously, as BIG).  Mr. Bartkowski has been fighting this fight in Haverford and other neighborhoods, and is attempting to place a number of billboards less than a hundred feet from our residences...  Read on for details...

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of Newtown will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at 7:00 PM prevailing time, in the Newtown Township Building, 209 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square, Pa. for the purpose of hearing from persons who care to be heard for or against the following Petitions: 09-15 Bartkowski Investment Group Inc. P.O. Box 40236 Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, relating to the premises known as, 3105 West Chester Pike,3545 West Chester Pike and 3517 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa 19073. The Applicant is seeking the approval to develop three non-accessory outdoor advertising signs (Billboards) on three separate parcels within the boundaries of Newtown Township, PA. Specifically those parcels include the following: 3105 West Chester Pike Newtown 14ft by 48ft double faced sign, 62ft in height to top of sign. 3545 West Chester Pike Newtown 20ft by 60ft double faced sign, 78ft in height to top of sign. 3517 West Chester Pike Newtown 14ft by 48ft double faced sign, 57ft in height to top of sign. Applicant challenges the validity of the Newtown Township Zoning Ordinance as unconstitutionally exclusionary. Applicant further requests such variances that the Zoning Hearing Board deems necessary or desirable for the proposed use and as may be required by law. Harry J. Robinson Asst. Zoning Officer

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